With all of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, it’s highly possible that this upcoming Mother’s Day has snuck up on you. And while social distancing may prevent you from celebrating in your traditional fashion, many Vancouver restaurants have shifted gears to provide a selection of Mother’s Day offerings through take-out and delivery to ensure that no mom goes uncelebrated in 2020.
Whether you want to surprise Mom with breakfast or brunch in bed, lavish her with a luxurious dinner, treat her to a decadent dessert, or involve the whole family with do-it-yourself assembly kits, there are a multitude of ways you can maintain the magic of Mother’s Day this year in Vancouver.
The Lazy Gourmet
The Lazy Gourmet has created a pair of special menus for two or more. The first is a breakfast charcuterie spread ($45), which includes maple salmon, eggs, pickled onions, grilled asparagus, sliced tomatoes, capers, dill cream cheese, pickled beets, roasted peppers, and rye crisps.
The second is a brunch platter for two ($75), which features granola with honey and yogurt, arugula salad, asparagus, leek and feta quiche with mini latkes, and lemon meringue cupcakes. Guests also have the option to add a special cinnamon sour cream loaf ($25), as well as a mimosa-making kit ($45), local B.C. wine ($30).
Orders can be placed online until Thursday, May 7.
Miku’s special Aburi Mother’s Day bento includes the chef's choice of seasonal sashimi, Miku’s signature flame-seared Oshi Sushi, roll sushi, braised beef shank, Brussels sprout chips, and petit green tea opera cake. Guests have the option of adding on a bottle of sake or wine, such as a sparkling by local Bella Vineyards or Black Hills Nota Bene Red Blend.
The Mother’s Day bento box is priced at $75 per duo, and can be ordered online.
Mon Paris Pâtisserie
As always, Mon Paris Pâtisserie has assembled some ridiculously beautiful cakes and sweet chocolate goodies for Mother’s Day. On offer in this year’s collection is a milk chocolate tea cup with truffles, a six-inch grapefruit sponge cake with rose infused mascarpone mousse, a milk chocolate flower pot, and a heart-shaped black forest cake. Patrons can also purchase the Mother’s Day gift set, which includes the tea cup and the black forest cake alongside three assorted truffles.
Orders for Mon Paris’ Mother’s Day collection can be made online.
St Lawrence’s Mother’s Day dinner is highlighted by a slow-baked salmon with ratatouille and basil pistou, served with maple dinner rolls with cretons and mustard, niçoise salad with albacore tuna, and potato gratin dauphinois. For dessert, the award-winning Vancouver restaurant is offering lemon tart with meringue and housemade chocolate truffles.
The menu is available for one day only for $55 per person. Orders can now be placed online for pick-up on May 10.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Rocky Mountain Chocolate is offering small ($50) and large ($85) chocolate packages for Mother’s Day. Both packs include a beautiful Rocky Reserve box filled with handmade chocolate with floral and fruit accents, chocolate covered bing cherries, and a handcrafted milk chocolate bar with white chocolate and edible rose petals. The large pack also includes handmade caramel popcorn with peanuts, pecans, almonds, and cashews, and a pack of bonbons dipped in chocolate and wrapped in caramel.
Orders for both packs can be made online.
Yuwa Japanese Cuisine
Yuwa Japanese Cuisine has prepared special temaki sets for the whole family this Mother’s Day that are both fun to assemble and delicious to eat. Each set features fresh ingredients, wasabi, and nori to make eight temaki sushi cones. The sets are available in regular (salmon, cucumber, mango, snow kani, spicy tuna, kaiware) and premium (bluefin chutoro, kani, cucumber, botan ebi, hotate, kaiware), with tobiko, ikura, and caviar available as add-ons.
Pre-orders for the premium sets can be made by phone (604-731-9378) until Wednesday, May 6. Orders for the regular sets can be made until Saturday, May 9.
Cardero’s Mother’s Day special menu for four features a full-sized quiche with fresh herbs, gruyere and caramelized onions, and a spring green salad with sherry vinaigrette. For dessert, the Vancouver eatery is providing ingredients and step-by-step instructions for guests to assemble a fresh strawberry shortcake.
Cardero's Mother's Day menu is priced at $79 and can be ordered online via Carder’s website.
Glowbal and Trattoria
Both Glowbal and Trattoria by Glowbal are offering family dinner packages for Mother’s Day. Both packages begin with a classic Caesar salad and include a bottle of wine. For the main courses, Glowbal Restaurant has created an oven-baked four-cheese rigatoni with Bolognese sauce, fresh roasted tomatoes, and pesto, while Trattoria is offering a beef or vegetarian lasagna.
Gotham Steakhouse and Bar
Gotham Steakhouse has created a decadent multi-course Mother’s Day menu that begins with cheese toast and an organic mixed green salad with smoked salmon, Chilean baby shrimp, spring carrots, haricots vert, and funnel julienne champagne vinaigrette.
The main course is a pork tenderloin stuffed with cream cheese, fresh spinach, caramelized cipollini onions, bacon and balsamic glaze, sweet cherry, and orange sauce, accompanied by scalloped potatoes and sugar snap peas.
Finally, the dessert course is a strawberry shortcake with vanilla and sugar marinated fresh strawberries, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, and micro licorice mint.
Gotham’s Mother’s Day menu serves four and is priced at $380. Orders can be made online or by phone until Thursday, May 7.
Temper Chocolate and Pastry
Temper Chocolate and Pastry has teamed up with Tightrope Winery to offer a Mother’s Day basket ($80) that includes six pieces of chocolate caramels, one bottle of Tightrope Viognier 2018, and one bottle of Tightrope Syrah 2017.
Also on offer from the West Vancouver pâtisserie are three special tarts: lemon tart with vanilla Bavarian cream, vanilla mascarpone mousse with caramel crémeux, and 70 per cent chocolate crémeux with 70 per cent ganache topper.
Orders for all of Temper’s Mother’s Day offerings can be made online.
Fable Kitchen and Fable Diner
Fable Diner is taking care of everything this Mother’s Day with a brunch package ($40), a dinner package ($50), and sangria kits ($50). The brunch package includes two ham and two avocado eggs Benedicts, an arugula salad, loaded French toast, and a mixture of rostis and potatoes.
Fable’s dinner package includes two six-ounce steaks with black pepper jam, a kale Caesar salad, a mixture of rostis and potatoes, and a bottle of Stone Road red wine. Guests are also able to add a children’s breakfast or burger for an additional $5.
Orders can be made online. Fable is also offering a 40 per cent discount on all food items for healthcare workers and first responders.
Fable Kitchen is celebrating Mother’s Day with the launch of a weekly virtual cooking class, hosted by chef Trevor Bird. The inaugural episode takes place this Sunday, where viewers will create a sophisticated three-course brunch as a treat for moms, or as an activity for those who are separated by social distancing restrictions.
Tickets are priced at $45 per person, and are available online.
Odd Society Spirits
To celebrate Mother’s Day and the launch of its new online bottle shop, Odd Society Spirits has teamed up with two local producers to create their Time For Mom kits. Available with either Odd Society's award-wining Prospector Rye or its popular Wallflower Gin, the Time For Mom kits include a dark chocolate bar and a pair of truffles from Drunken Chocolatier, and flavoured shrubs provided by Mixers and Elixers.